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Easy boring in concrete, masonry and stone. Choose the appropriate drill and bit for the job, then respect their limitations.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 84
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 6

Drilling gemstones. Tips on using a high speed electric hand drill, like the Dremel Moto-Tool, to drill gemstones.
GEMS & MINERALS #492 Oct 1978 pg. 48

Tip: Drill natural turquoise without breakage by freezing in ice first.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #525 Jul 1981 pg. 35

Core drilling for the clock maker. How to use abrasive and diamond core drills to drill large holes in gemstone.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #547 May 1983 pg. 18

Tip: How to prevent the hard-to-remove oily ring caused by putty when drilling holes in rock slabs.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #558 Apr 1984 pg. 37

Make a gemstone holding device for edge drilling.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.33#10) pg. 2178

How to convert mild steel core drills into diamond charged core drills for drilling large holes in rock.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1982 (v.36#1) pg. 235

Technique for drilling holes in slabs of gem material to be used for clock faces.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1990 (v.44#3) pg. 94

Tip on using a diamond drill.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1990 (v.44#8) pg. 106

A gem carver's low-tech method for making a hole in a stone without a drill.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1992 (v.46#7) pg. 99

Tip on using ballpoint pen tubes to drill turquoise, variscite, etc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1994 (v.47#11) pg. 126

Drilling gemstone beads. A beginner-to-intermediate project on correcting problems with drill channels.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1998 (v.52#4) pg. 87

A craftsman's tips for drilling in hard material such as glass, porcelain, hardened steel and various types of stonelike substances.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 112